The next time the leaders of the USSR and the US met in the end of 1985, after the coming to power of Mikhail Gorbachev.
In general, 1985 and 1986 marked the beginning in March 1985 of new Soviet-American negotiations on the limitation of nuclear and space weapons, the gradual restoration of the mechanism of political dialogue between the USSR and the United States, including without limitation the highest level.
In December 1987, the USSR for the first time makes substantial concessions on the issue of disarmament.
Since 1988 a sharp warming of relations begins in connection with the USSR's rejection of the class approach in international politics. Moreover, from about this time on, the US is beginning to be perceived not as a rival and even competitor, but as an unconditional example for imitation, an idol to be worshiped.
While Khrushchev actively championed the advantages of socialism before Nixon in 1959, in 1988 Gorbachev allowed Reagan to freely promote liberalism and a free market to the students of Moscow State University. All this eventually led to the fact that by 1991 the USSR had virtually abandoned world influence and had completely entered the fairway of Western policy.
Continued repeated contacts in the first months of 1990 by telephone with Bush and at meetings in Moscow with James Baker, in connection with the unification of Germany.